Hall of Fame

Bob Glennen

Bob Glennen

Inducted 1995  • Baseball  • Coaches


  • An infielder and an outfielder for the Pilots he was a career .310 hitter
  • In 1954 he set a Pilots single season stolen base record with 21, a mark that stood for 25 years, and ranks fifth best in Pilot history
  • Following his graduation in 1955 he became an assistance baseball coach and an instructor in the physical education department while he pursued a masters degree
  • After one year as an assistant coach, at the age of 23 he became head baseball coach of the Pilots
  • He directed the most successful baseball era in the university history as his teams won 80 games from 1957 to 1960
  • The 1957 team was 21-9 and advanced to the NCAA District 8 Championships against Pepperdine
  • The 1958 team went 25-8 and became one of the top 16 teams in the nation
  • Named Pacific Coast Coach of the Year in 1958 and was twice a finalist for the Hayward Banquet Man of the Year Award
  • Left the University in 1960 to pursue his doctorate at Notre Dame
  • Began a career in education which saw him hold the presidencies of Western New Mexico University and Emporia State University in Kansas
  • Honored with the Notre Dame Man of the Year Award, the Kansas Master Teacher and Public Administrator of the Year Award, and the 1933 University of Portland Distinguished Alumnus Award